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is 11-year-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close to home. >> reporter: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been o
: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been overwhelming. >> they are trying to raise money where aaron is a 6th grader. >> it is a little unsettling because it is not every day you hear about somebody you kind of though or have seen around school and they are in the hospital and in surgery. >> aaron remains sedated in intensive care. he is scheduled to have surgery again tomorrow. his family will probably be in boston for at least another week. live in martinez, john alston, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> ama dates is in boston tonight covering the bombing firsthand for us there. today she spoke with aaron's father about the attack and how his young son is doing. >> aaron hern is is an athletic and energetic 11-
the hospital today. aaron hern spent the day touring the bombing site. tonight, kron four's jeff bush spoke with a family friend. about aaron's progress so far. aaron and his family made their way back to the place where it all startedthe finish line where aaron was wounded by one of the twin bombs while he waited for his mom to finish the race. aaron's color was good and he was in good spiritsshowing off a few of his new souvineres. but, as difficult as it was, it was important for aaron and his family to go back to where the bombs went off. it was a very emotional, moving time and for some people it was important for closure. gay gerlack is a long time family friend and the news of aaron's release from the hospital was a relief for her and others close to the family. gay says the 11 year old has been in the thoughts of martinez residents since the word got out about his injuries. i think, right now, one of the biggest issues for aaron is how am i going to get all of these cards and presents that people have sent me back home? aaron even got up to take a few steps. gay says everyone has be
-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close to home. >> reporter: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been overwhelming. >> they
for contra costa county they went to boston as a family to celebrate. >>> 12-year-old aaron hern of martinez was cheering on his mom at the end of her race when the bomb went off his mother, is okay but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he is okay, please everyone just have your prayers open. >> reporter: family friend said aaron is in the hospital in boston surrounded by parent and friends. >> they were at the finish line, to congratulate katherine, so they were right there in the center of it. >> reporter: he knows the family through the kiwanis club. >> aaron is through his surgery and he is going to be okay. he has to remain in hospital for a few more days but he is going to be okay. >> reporter: she has been getting updates from aaron's mom including one tonight saying he suffered many lacerations many of which were super official except for one. aaron will need yet another surgery on his thigh on wednesday. >> i feel like something has been ripped out of my heart. i can't -- [ sobbing ] >> i wish i was there i wish i could be there to comfort my family and -- he is okay. that is all
bombing is involving from a new round of surgery today. the 11-year-old aaron hern was there to cheer on his mother running in the marathon. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is in martin news. >> the community is rallying behind his family. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern who is recovering at this hour in boston. this restaurant, one of three restaurants holding fundraisers for his family, i spoke with a family friend in boston who use aaron hern is making a strong recovery. >> aaron hern is making a good recovery after a traumatic 24 hours. family friend spoke to us by phone from boston. >> when he wakes up, he wants to know how the family s. >> the doctors at boston children's hospital will remove a breathing tube that prevented him from speaking. he is using an eye pad to communicate. >> he is a healthy strong boy. he is a swimmer, he is in great condition, a baseball player. so all of that is going beautifully and we are impressed with how felty he s. >> he was waiting for his mom to cross the finish line when shall k
. >> the close knit montana community gathered to raise money for aaron hun who was hurt in the blast. [cheering] >> at exactly 10:40 this morning, the same time runners started the boston marathon, people hit the track at alhambra high school to raise money for marin hearn, the martinez boy they call amazing. >> aaron has been an inspiration to us since he came to our school, and the hearn family, so wonderful, and aaron, i ran three miles for you. >> gentlemen 11-year-old was waiting for his mom to cross the finish line when the second bomb exploded. >> it was really hard. i almost cried. and it was terrible. almost losing your best friend, terrible. >> aaron underwent two surgeries and was released from the hospital last wednesday. remarkably he took his first steps the next day. today everybody is making strides for aaron, his parents, and his ten-year-old sister who witnessed the explosion. >> i know i myself have had tears, the kids have had tears. it's a family that we consider those kids our family. >> aaron turns 12 this wednesday. the hope is he'll be back by then. even once he is home
montana community gathered to raise money for aaron hun who was hurt in the blast. [cheering] >> at exactly 10:40 this morning, the same time runners started the boston marathon, people hit the track at alhambra high school to raise money for marin hearn, the martinez boy they call amazing. >> aaron has been an inspiration to us since he came to our school, and the hearn family, so wonderful, and aaron, i ran three miles for you. >> gentlemen 11-year-old was waiting for his mom to cross the finish line when the second bomb exploded. >> it was really hard. i almost cried. and it was terrible. almost losing your best friend, terrible. >> aaron underwent two surgeries and was released from the hospital las wednesday. remarkably he took his first steps the next day. today everybody is making strides for aaron, his parents, and his ten-year-old sister who witnessed the explosion. >> i know i myself have had tears, the kids have had tears. it's a family that we consider those kids our family. >> aaron turns 12 this wednesday. the hope is he'll be back by then. even once he is home
for what was supposed to be a celebration. 12-year-old aaron hern of martinez was right there, cheering on his mom at the end of her race, when the bomb went off. his mother, cathryn hern, is okay. but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he's all right. he's doing okay. just please everyone have your prayers opened. >> reporter: aaron is in the hospital, surrounded by parents and friends. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate her, so they were just right there in the center of it. >> reporter: gaye knows the family through a club. >> he has to remain in the hospital for a few more days, but he is going to be okay. >> reporter: she's been getting updates from aaron's mom, including one that says the boy suffered many lacerations. aaron will need yet another surgery on his thigh on wednesday. >> i feel like something's been ripped out of my heart. i wish i was there. i wish i could be there to comfort my family. he's okay. that's all i have to think of. >> a lot of people around here consider them family. but, you know,
the service, the president and first lady those injured in the bombings. 11-year-old aaron hern of martinez was one of the victims who got a surprise visit from the first lady. aaron was injured while watching his mother finish the race. aaron's mother posted on facebook, that her son is almost completely free of most of the medical tubes, and his neck brace has been removed. while he is improving, it is still not known how long aaron will remain in the hospital. more chilling video coming out of the city of west, in texas, as rescue workers continue to search for survivors of the deadly fertilzer plant explosion. the town's mayor says, the death toll from last night's blast has risen to 35. with more than 160 people hurt. after the explosion, most of the town was evacuated, and as you can see. not much left of the area near the fertilizer plan. tonight. an apartment complex destroyed, houses left in ruins, and roofs ripped apart. the blast was so large, it registered as a 2- point 1- magnitude seismic event tonight rescue crews remain hopeful. calling their work a "search and rescue operat
they took aaron way in the ambulance before the family could go with him. >> catherine is the grandmother of 11-year-old aaron hern who was hit by shrapnel waiting for his mother to cross the finish line monday afternoon. >> you know, his hair was sinked he was that close. his, you know, his ear was red. and his eye was swollen. they did a clean up to where the shrapnel hit him he had other abrasions. >> she told us she and her daughter helped find the hospital because her skpairnts sister couldn't get through on the phone line. >> my daughter was in sacramento. skme i called all of the hospitals and got an idea he might be at children's hospital. >> she says the family is grateful for help they're getting at home. >> it's unthinkable what happened. >> the hern's next door neighbor took these portraits of aaron and his sister not long ago. >> he's a super are nice kid, active. intelligent. bright. and sweet, typical big brother. >> like many, the family friend has stepped in to help the family communicate back and forth from boston to the bay area as well as helping raise money for expens
-raiser, we talked with some of the participants, including aaron's cousin. >> >> reporter: this walk/run fund- raiser, a way for the community to show support as they await his possible return to martinez this week. >> reporter: there was pay troy outism. and a race that some people ran and others walked. an event to raise money for the family of 11-year-old aaron hearn. his legs badly damaged when one of two bombs went off at the boston marathon. the fund-raiser, an event to remember those injured and lives lost on that day. >> to see had there was more than aaron injured. so many people and knowing the next day, he was part of it. it hit home. >> reporter: caring for aaron volunteer brandy copeland doesn't know aaron or his family. that's true of the many of hundreds of people here, but not all. >> he's wonderful. he is our cousin, we were walking for him. >> reporter: the nation knows aaron from photos taken with first lady michelle obamaed a at his bedside. aaron apparently remains in boston. his story uniting people in his hometown. >> it's great to show we are coming to the as one. >> o
injured in the boston marathon bombings. family members say aaron hearn was hit in the thigh by some of that that prap fell -- sh rappel we have -- shrapnel we've been talking about. sal castanedo has more about this. >> reporter: the hearn family is well-known in martinez. the father is a football coach. his children go to the local public schools. 12-year-old aaron hearn of martinez was one of the people hurt yesterday in the boston marathon attacks. his family says his injuries are serious but he's expected to survive. hearn who attends junior high is son of allen hearn. allen hearn is an alumy and p.e. teacher. today, the alhambra principal said before the race, the coach spoke of the excitement about his wife and the marathon. >> they were very excited that katherine qualified and allen and their friend went out to support them. >> reporter: the principal said she was removed to hear the coach and his wife and daughters were okay and is glad to know aaron's injuries are not life-threatening. she said today at lunch, students will write sympathy and get-well notes. >> good studen
family. i spoke to his father and he tells me how 11-year-old aaron hern is doing after the injuries. he was waiting near the finish line with his father and sister when the bomb went off and he suffered a bomb injury. aaron is a sixth grader at martinez junior high school where flags are flying at half staff. the students and staff are doing what they can to help a family. in one class they're raising donations putting them in a jar. the entire family is well known in this martinez community. aaron's father attended the high school where he is now a teacher and aaron's mother also teaches there. students signed cards for aaron. and his father told me by phone that his son should make a full recovery. >> i am still angry. but when he's on the ground and he has debris on him, it's not something that you expect. it's like being in a war zone, a combat zone. and he's 11 years old and there's a kid next to him that's eight, he's down on the ground and he doesn't look good. >> they did the preliminary clean up where the shrapnel hit him. he had debris that gave him abrasions. they did that ki
well get well cards to aaron they are making a big deal to show their support using the entire student body. get well get well and aaron we miss you. and aaron aaron. ! (cheers & applause) (cheers & applause) aaron has improved a >> pam: and is now able to eat once again. >> pam: this is according to cnn suspect two younger brothers sent out weeks before his unselling tweets one out before the boston explosion. >> reporter: and this tweet he was responding to someone else is tweets boston marathon isn't a place to smoke bell >> reporter: on april 7, 2001 week before the bombing if you have the knowledge and inspiration all is left is to take action. we only see half the conversation with this tweet about an hour later he tweet there are people who know the truth but stay silent and they're people who speak the truth but they are but we do not hear them because they are the minority. and here's his last tweet he sent this out to state the date after the bombing i am a stress free kind of guy. j >> jacqueline: today we are in the 70's or and '80s for the most part. we are expecting some
in the boston bombing is involving from a new round of surgery today. the 11-year-old aaron hern was there to cheer on his mother running in the marathon. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is in martin news. >> the community is rallying behind his family. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern who is recovering at this hour in boston. this restaurant, one of three restaurants holding fundraisers for his family, i spoke with a family friend in boston who use aaron hern is making a strong recovery. >> aaron hern is making a good recovery after a traumatic 24 hours. family friend spoke to us by phone from boston. >> when he wakes up, he wants to know how the family s. >> the doctors at boston children's hospital will remove a breathing tube that prevented him from speaking. he is using an eye pad to communicate. >> he is a healthy strong boy. he is a swimmer, he is in great condition, a baseball player. so all of that is going beautifully and we are impressed with how felty he s. >> he was waiting for his mom to cross the finis
crime fighting initiative. police depend on you as much as you depend on them. >> this is earn aaron hern, the 11-year-old wounded in the boston bombings and getting a look today at writ happened. good evening, everyone. >> we just received these pictures in the newsroom within the last half hour. 11-year-old aaron h hern ng t tfte of the blblast whe e whwherhe waswawa iededurut ekek. >> he'ss h os ofutf t theospital anandid go w witgothitfamie e mo boyltson strtrononteeodayay tayk stepeps wiwith thehe help of his parererentnts.s. a friend d of t thhe famamililys he's's doioioioing wewellll ano being g aa nonormrmal 1 11-yeard boy, which is s nice t too heaee wiwill remain in boston fofor te time being, undergrgoioing treatment afteter g getting strk by shrapnel. >>>> brereg news n n n a womoman had d d sccyar f fall todayay n shetuled down a cliff side in san francisco. cruise brought this woman to safety. the fire department tells abc 7 news the woman fell 30 feet down the cliff. rescuers put her on a back board carrying her up the hill loading her on to an ambulance. she's expe
. but kpix 5's john ramos shows us aaron hern's friends back home in martinez are making sure he knows they're right there with him. >>> reporter: many of the kids at martinez junior high school hadn't yet been born when the last terror attack happened in this country. so when one of their classmates was injured in the boston bombings, it was a shock. >> that is terrible. the worst thing ever. >> i was scared. i was like i really hoped this didn't happen near us. >> reporter: but rather than give in to fear, the students decided to send 11-year-old aaron hern a message. >> you have a friend in me. ♪[ music ] schot a li hollywood as they fi youtube video for their classmate. the camera traveled from room to room with kids offering signs of encouragement. aaron's math teacher says the students took the project so seriously, that she was able to shoot it in mostly single takes. >> we actually asked the kids what message do you want to send? i kept getting, we've got your back. we've got your back. which, you know, was just pretty cool. >> reporter: tammany says the video steamed to calm stu
, right now we're learning more about the two homemade bombs. >> news team aaron gilchrist has more. >> reporter: the devices are being described as pressurer cooker bombs. these are not unfamiliar to law enforcement. according to somebody briefed on the explosion, the explosives were put in pressure cookers, hidden in bags and left on the ground. they were apparently packed with nails, shards, ball bearings, consistent with the injuries the doctors found yesterday. nbc news pete williams reported that the bombs were triggered by a timer as opposed to a remote detonator. we learned this type of bomb is frequently used in afghanistan and iraq, but also recently popped up in the u.s. one of the devices used in the times square attempted bombing was apparently a pressure cooker. now, we are hearing about a press conference at the top of the hour. we'll carry it live for you on nbc 4 and nbcwashington.com. >>> all right, thank you, aaron. >>> and we're finding out more about the victims killed as the identities were revealed. three died yesterday, we now know two names, 29-year-old krys
in the hospital in boston. >> reporter: aaron hern 12 years old still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. he is heavily sedated. he has a tube down his throat but he is doing okay. his mother posted an update on facebook last night saying that aaron has opened his eyes a couple of times and that he is communicating with nods that he is okay and comfortable but getting frustrated obviously with his lack of ability to communicate. so they are trying to keep him calm and rested. he is due for another surgery today. aaron went to boston with his family to cheer on his mom catherine as she ran the marathon. he has shrapnel wounds to the legs and one is severe requiring more surgery possibly eventually skin grafts. they should know more at the end of the day today. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. this restaurant, rocks on main in martinez, hosted a special dinner last night with all proceeds going to the hern family and they say they will do this every tuesday until the family comes home. >> i'm here to sport family and the wonderful community w
in the boston bombings, aaron hern is steadily recovering. this according to administrators at his school, who have been receiving e-mail updates from the hern family. in the last few days, hern underwent surgeries at boston's children's hospital. first lady michelle obama even stopped by to visit aaron on thursday following the interfaith service in boston. and in a story you will only see here on kron four. besides sending hundreds of get well cards. aaron hern's classmates made a video to send him to show their support. friday, the entire student body at martinez junior high school , gathered on the school's quad to record the following. listen in. (cheers & applause) (get well, cha chanting'aaron'...) aaron's classmates say they were excited by the news that his condition has improved and that he's now able to eat once again. kron four will continue to follow this developing story on air and online at kron four dot com. you can also tune in to our 24 7 channel for the latest updates. that's on comcast channel 193. let's take a quick look outside this morning. roof cam. and now lets check i
a family from martinez. 11-year-old aaron hern is in icu tonight as the doctors are stabilizing him for surgery tomorrow. he was just six feet from one of the blasts. waiting for his mother to cross the finish line. aaron's grandmother he said that things were so chaotic the ambulance took him away before the parents could process what had happened. >> after all that 26 miles, kathryn ran, they had to walk from hospital to hospital to try to find aaron, because they didn't know where he was. >> aaron's classmates and teachers in martinez junior high school started a collection to help the family pay for medical expenses. a neighborhood family is planning a fundraiser for this coming saturday. his father, is the football coach at the local high school. we invite you to stay here for more reports on the rapidly changing story. we will have more on the morning show, beginning at 4:30 a.m. you can visit the website, for updates. >>> $250,000 if you know who is behind the massive cell phone outage. someone cut fiber optic cables, less than a mile away, someone fired a rifle at a p&ge sta
and how the city is pulling together. >> reporter: surgeons here worked on aaron hern were two hours to repair a severe gash on his thigh, and tonight his family is hopeful they'll be able to return to california soon. around 1:00 this afternoon, a young boy left flowers near the finish line of the boston marathon. around the same time today, 11- year-old aaron hern from martinez hit by shrapnel had his second surgery. his family tells us it was successful. kara is rooting for aaron's full recovery. >> i didn't know that boy or his family, but the fact that he's from where i live, it's unfortunate. >> reporter: the martinez native says the tragedy of the marathon is connecting strangers in an unexpected way. >> i was going to play some patriotic music. >> reporter: this afternoon, crowds gathered at the federal courthouse in boston, after news spread that a suspect would be taken there. >> they were saying they had the suspects in custody. they would bring them in. now they're saying they're not. >> reporter: we called the fbi and the boston police to confirm if a suspect had been ar
is showing support for young boston bombing victim aaron hern-- who was badly wounded by shrapnel. aaron's dad, alan hern, is the football coach at alhambra high school in martinez. today, all workers of the deli sported alhambra high school football jerseys to show support of 11- year old- aaron hern- and his family. kinders is donating 15 percent of its sales to the hern family. aaron hern underwent several surgeries at boston's children hospital earlier this week. he is expected to make a full recovery. we'll continue to bring you the latest updates on the suspect and the victims of the boston marathon. here on kron 4. and on our website. at kron4 dot com. tonight, authorities are estimating that between 10 and 15 thousand people participated in yesterday's unofficial 4-20 event in golden gate park. april 20th has turned into an unofficial counterculture holiday.that's been growing in size over the years. but as kron four's philippe djegal shows us from cellphone video. that mellow celebration also turned violent. >> what started this brawl? >> we don't know. >> but what we do know. >
. >> there was a big smile on aaron hern's face. the 1 #-year-old martinez boy injured in last week's bombings. a's batting coach, first baseman, and right fielder stopped by to see how he's doing. the team said they want to honor aaron at a home game later this season. >>> aaron's classmates wanted to make sure he knows they've got his back. they sent him this get well video. his math teacher took her camera room to room with kids offering signs of encouragement. >>> canada has thwarted its own terror plot. in the toronto area. those suspects were in the planning phase and they were getting outside help. >> the individuals were receiving support from al-qaeda elements located in iran. >> the suspects had been under surveillance for more than a year now. as far as anyone can tell, this plot was not linked to the boston bombings. >> san francisco is looking into a new way to secure its own streets. police chief is thinking about stepping up cameras along market street to monitor some big events, like gay pride, or the giants world series parade that attracted millions of people. >> i'm not tal
to aaron hern's recovery fund. he was injured while waiting for his mom at the finish line at the boston marathon. >> the biggest thing is to raise money to help get aaron home as fast possible. ease the strain for the family and just show aaron and his family how much we absolutely love him and can't wait to have him home. >> on thursday aaron got out of the boston hospital for a few hours and he was brave enough to visit the scene of the accident. >> reporter: here in the kpix weather center, good evening, everybody. we had a warmer day today than yesterday. but not quite as it is going to be as warm tomorrow. we will pinpoint the hottest locations as the news continues right here on kpix-5. ,,,,,,,,,, get 3 years interest-free financing on brand name mattress sets. plus, get free delivery and sleep train's 100-day low price guarantee. sleep train's interest-free for 3 event ends sunday! ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ outside for opening day on e bay. and maritime day along san francisco's watert >>> wow, a beautiful day to be outside for opening day on the bay. and ma
the same time runners started the boston marathon they hit the track to raise money for aaron hearn they all cause amazing. >> he has such an inspiration to us and the hearn people and aaron, i ran three miles for you. >> the 11-year-old was waiting for his mom to cross the boston marathon when the second blast hit sending shrapnel into his leg. >> it was really hard. i pretty much almost cried. and losing my best friend, it was horrible. >> he underwent two surgeries and was released. remarkably he took his first steps the next day. everyone is making strides for aaron and ten-year-old sister who witnessed the explosion. >> i know, i myself have tears. kids have tears. its family. >> aaron turns 12 this wednesday the hope is he'll be be back by then. even at home the recovery process will continue. >> physical things, things may heal but emotional part will take a long time. >> if you would like to donate find a link at abc7news.com. they are accepting donations through friday, may 10th. >> ama: bay area muslim community condemned the boston marathon attacks. ♪ ♪ >> ama: protes
-year-old aaron hern was cheering on his mom at the end of the race when the bomb went off. his mother katherine hern is okay, but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he's all right. he's doing okay. please, everyone, have your prayers open, please. he needs all he can get. >> a family friend said aaron is in the hospital in boston surrounded by his parents and some friends. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate katherine, so they were just right there in the center of it. >> she knows the family through the kiwanis club. >> he's through surgery and has to remain in the hospital for a few days but he's going to be okay. >> she's been getting updates from his mom, including one tonight that said the boy suffered many lacerations, most of which were superficial, exempt for one. katherine hern said aaron will need another surgery on his thigh on wednesday. >> i feel like something's been ripped out of my heart. i wish i was there. i wish i could be there to comfort my family and to -- he's okay, that's all i have to think of. >>> and the marathon is also affecting other major s
on the martinez boy who was injured in boston. aaron hern's mother reports on facebook that her 12-year-old son has opened his eyes, a couple of times. she says he has communicated with nods that he is okay, he is comfortable. aaron is due to have surgery sometime today. he is expected to remain in boston for at least another week. >>> some developing news out of washington, d.c. this hour. security is on high alert after the discovery of a suspicious letter addressed to the president. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is live in the newsroom with what authorities have found so far. >> reporter: initial tests on the letters to president obama indicate the presence of the poison ricin. three questionable packages will be sent to senate office buildings in the last 24 hours and numerous reports of suspicious letters one in michigan, one in arizona and two suspicious letter sent the phoenix office of u.s. senator jeff flake. parts of the building were evacuated but the letters are of no threat. this round of scares comes after two others this week. the suspicious letter a dressed to president obama wa
investigation. the big question, was it international or domestic terror? aaron is here with business and talking music. >> it is all about how do you get your music and the answer is streaming, the ioneer in this is going global in the online world trying to cash in on this music revolution. > it is midday in london and 7:00 in b boston. a city is dealing with the bomben onof the worst u.s. soil since 9/11. three were killed and 140 competitors d injured. president obama has said those responsible for the acts will weight of justice. let's go over to boston now and bbc's reporter. is a morning like no other for boston. find national guard in the center of their city and vast areas of it off.ned behind me there is a gigantic crime scene. that st few yards of marathon are being combed over by the police as they look for clues. it was a beautiful spring afternoon. the streets were packed with a with their supporters. blasts.e the terrifying it should have been a moment of for runners finishing the marathon. instead, there was confusion and then horror. two explosions trying to cause .ax
for at least a week. 7 news reporter is live in martinez where word quickly spread. >> aaron is sixth grader here. 12 years old in just a couple of weeks. family friends here have been getting calls and e-mails from boston screening what happened to aaron. >> he was waiting for his mom to go through the finish line. to take pingt of her and then shortly before she got there the bomb went off. >> 11-year-old aaron was in the middle the chaos severely wounded by shrapnel that dug to the bone in his thigh and hip. father was near by on reviewing stand and aaron at street level waiting for his mother who was a few hundred yards from finishing the race. >> dad up on the bleachers loo looking down l and crowd got chaotic and if he found him laying down. >>reporter: paramedic apply tourniquet. horrifying situation grew even worse when aaron father wasn't allowed to ride along in the ambulance and for awhile his parents didn't know which hospital he was taken to. back home martinez neighbors just learning about the explosion. >> so i medley thought of the family and the first thing that happens
spread. >> aaron is sixth grader here. 12 years old in just a couple of weeks. family friends here have been getting calls and e-mails from boston screening what happened to aaron. >> he was waiting for his mom to go through the finish line. to take pingt of her and then shortly before she got there the bomb went off. >> 11-year-old aaron was in the middle the chaos severely wounded by shrapnel that dug to the bone in his thigh and hip. father was near by on reviewing stand and aaron at street level waiting for his mother who was a few hundred yards from finishing the race. >> dad up on the bleachers loo looking down l and crowd got chaotic and if he found him laying down. >>reporter: paramedic apply tourniquet. horrifying situation grew even worse when aaron father wasn't allowed to ride along in the ambulance and for awhile his parents didn't know which hospital he was taken to. back home martinez neighbors just learning about the explosion. >> so i medley thought of the family and the first thing that happens is you worry about people you love. >>reporter: family was exited to is
did, janelle. everyone here is stunned and heart broken about what happened to this little boy. aaron and his family are well known here in martinez. his father is a high school football coach here, his mother is the former manager of the county's emergency alert system. their trip to boston was supposed to be a family adventure. instead it's turned into a nightmare. >> it's hard for me to wrap around this, to be truthful. >> reporter: katherine hern says the past day has been a whirlwind. her 11-year-old grandson, aaron, remains in intensive care in boston after getting hit by shrapnel yesterday as he waited to see his mother cross the finish line. >> they're just kind of stabilizing him and will go back in tomorrow and finish taking care of the shrapnel injury. >> she says hearn, his sister and parents traveled to boston for what was supposed to be a fun family trip, centered around rooting on aaron's mom accomplishing a lifetime goal. he was just six feet away from one of the blasts and was taken away by ambulance before his parents could process what had happened. >> after all tha
: one of those injured in the blasts was 11 year old aaron hern from martinez. hern was in surgery again this afternoon. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story. he has been in contact with his family. j.r.? >> reporter: the news from the hospital pam is good. the trauma surgeon successfully closed aaron's wounds a matter of hours ago. 11 year old aaron hern was hit with shrapnel when the bombs went off at the end of the boston marathon. he had been waiting with his father and sister for his mother to finish. his father described his injuries on his son's leg as looking like a war wound. well they likely look better than that tonight. the successful surgery means aaron will not need skin grafts. he also hasn't been able to talk because of the breathing tube that is being used. his mother told us earlier today that doctors were hoping to take that out. at this point though that hasn't happened. when aaron does occasionally wake up he uses a touchpad to write what he is thinking. he is starting to remember things as well. he told his mom he was worried about a boy who was next to him be
marathon bombing. tonight they're counting up the donations from tonight's fundraiser for aaron hern. he was one of the people injured. >> reporter: there was patriotism. and a race that some people ran and others walked. an event to raise money for the family of 11-year-old aaron hern. his legs badly injured when one of two bombs went off near the finish line of the marathon. this event also a day to remember those injured and lost on that day. >> to see that there was more than even aaron that was injured. i mean so many people. and knowing that the next day that he was part of it. just it hit home. >> reporter: caring for aaron volunteer brandy copeland doesn't know aaron or his family. that's true of many of the hundreds of people here but not all. >> he's wonderful. he's our cousin. we're walking for him. >> reporter: kevin wince learned on the radio that his cousin was injured. the nation knows aaron from pictures taken with michelle obama by his bedside and as cameras followed him through the blast site. >> it's just great that we're coming together as one. >> i think it's just o
his son is a strong kid who should make a full recovery. >> aaron is doing pretty well. he is stable right now. he's resting under sedation. he has a breathing tube in so they want to keep him sedated so he can tolerate that. that's a precaution right now. and just to give him a couple of days to recover a little bit. >> reporter: now aaron and his father and sister were in boston to watch his mother who ran in the boston marathon. right now by the way, we are at rocks on main. tonight they are having a fundraiser for the family for the hern family and it's things like this that has them appreciating their tight nit community. >> they are very fortunate because they were between the two blasts. >> reporter: her grandson aaron was between the two blasts. >> he had a lot of other abrasions. >> reporter: aaron and his family live in this martinez home. their neighbors is a photographer who shared pictures of aaron and is planning a photography fundraiser on tuesday. >> it's not enough. it's not enough. i can't do enough to help them. it's unmanageable what they're going through. >> repo
. and aaron, his sister as well as his dad were near the second explosion. the street where the race finishes is just beyond that barricade. tonight the family is at the hospital by aaron's side. aaron hern is usually an athletic 11-year-old but tonight, he's sedated and was with his dad, allen and little sister waiting for mom, catherine to cross the finish line when the first and then second blast went off. >> i saw my daughter. i grabbed her and we ran up the street. >> soon realized aaron wasn't with them. >> i found him on the sidewalk with people that were injured. he was conscious. he talked and said my leg really hurts daddy. he was being brave. >> the family heard from doctors. >> doing well considering there is a major wound but going to be all right. and there is no no bones were broken no, arteries cut. >> law enforcement keeps close watch over boston. police, s.w.a.t. and officers everywhere. but throughout the security people still managed to pay respects to those killed and injured by the explosions. aaron drove to add a flower to the memorial. >> it's shocking being from new y
is just trying to keep it together as her 11-year-old grandson, aaron, remains in intensive care in boston. aaron was hit by shrapnel monday as he waited for his mother to cross the boston marathon finish line. >> they are just kind of stabilizing him and will go back in tomorrow and finish taking care of the shrapnel injury. >> reporter: aaron was just six feet away from one of the blasts. his grandmother says he was so close, his hair was singed, and things were so chaotic, the ambulance took him away before his parents could process what had happened. >> after all that 26 miles, katherine ran, they had to walk from hospital to hospital to try to find aaron because they didn't know where he was. >> reporter: tonight aaron's classmates and teachers at martinez junior high school are heart broken and worried. students have started a collection to help the family pay for expenses. >> i'd like aaron to know that we miss him and i hope that he is doing well and we're thinking of him every minute. >> i've known aaron since he was 2. he was the welcome wagon when we moved in, so, you know, it's
and businesses in martinez holding fundraisers for aaron hern's family. the hern family is very well known in this area. they have done a lot for the community. and now it's complete strangers who are asking, what can i do? >> the whole town is rallying around aaron and his family. >> reporter: the patrons have joined the effort to raise money for 11-year-old aaron hern and his family. aaron's leg was hit by a bomb shrapnel at the boston marathon finish line. his mother said he was back in surgery today and doctors are optimistic but he has a fever and the family is worried about infection. their friends and neighbors in martinez don't want them to worry about anything else. >> i just reached out to my community and said, you know, we have to help them. >> reporter: rocks on main raised $5,000 last night with donations still coming in. this weekend seven family owned restaurants will continue the effort. >> it's a small family oriented town. >> reporter: the herns are all about family. both teach at alhambra high where fundraisers are being organized as well as at martinez junior high wher
news concerning a certain japanese american left tenant or aaron wataga >> yeah, lieutenant aaron wataga >> could you talk about how that story influenced your process and your writing of this play? . >> as i worked with the question of the no no boy, this whole thing with lieutenant aaron pataga who was a japanese american lieutenant who refused deployment to iraq. he said i'll serve anywhere else, but i refuse to go to iraq on the grounds that he believed it's unconstitutional. he is in the process of being court martialed, i think most recently there was something like a mistrial and i don't know if he's come up again. but what's interesting is that the lieutenant aaron wataga case as it played out in, quote, the ethnic newspapers, japanese american community, has brought about sort of what i think is a similar response to the no no boys in that he is being viewed not by all, but certainly by the military groups, the ones that were extraordinarily brave, the 442nd, by some of them as a traitor and as a coward. lieutenant aaron wataga should serve. and what's interesting is, aga
the bombs exploded and tonight young aaron hearn is in the hospital with shrapnel injuries. >> the shrapnel hit him in the thigh. >> gay knows a martinez family who is in a boston hospital tonight caring for their son. he was injured by shrapnel in the marathon bombing. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate katherine. so they were just right there in the center of it. >> reporter: she spent hours on line and on the phone today tracking down information about the hearn family. katherine hearn was running the marathon while family and friends from martinez cheered her on. this is hearn's facebook picture. but her celebration turned into an emergency when shrapnel from one explosion injured her son aaron hearn. the young boy was rushed to the hospital and into surgery with a leg injury. >> aaron was out of surgery, no major vessels were injured and the news that they would have to be there for a while yet. >> late tonight katherine hearn sent this update saying aaron is in the icu but stable. one laceration on his upper left thigh needs more surgery. we'll be here about seven to ten
. aaron hern was as the finish line to cheer on his mother, who was running in this year's race. kron4 will tran is live in martinez this morning with the latest on aaron's condition and reaction from friends and family. >> his mother even though she finished the race she stated that on a face but that has been a difficult time and that she wants to get back to her son who is an intensive care. if she will like to send out her thoughts and prayers and that her son will undergo surgery on wednesday and he will be in boston for another seven to 10 days. the doctors will a battle with the situation but it looks like he will not be returning back to the bay area for a few more weeks. here is a statement from the principle of the school. >> the the principles stated that it is a very difficult time and that the family is safe and they will try to return as quickly as possible and to keep your pulse and prayers' with them. >> while the mother took to facebook she stated that her son was not going to lose his leg. which would just keep our fingers crossed. will their reactions from his friend
three people in injured 160 or more. one of those boys was a martine as boy, aaron hearn. >> i just got done talking to the principle and she said she had good news to pass along and at the second surgery was not as intense as they thought. they think he could be back in school sooner than later. there the school project today and what they plan to do is pretty much shut down the entire school the kids can get together and do a video gramm and go on camera. once they get all of those messages they will get up loaded and however big the file may be, she said we will send it even if it takes all day to send it right to his laptop in his hospital room. he got a great visit from probably the world's most famous women, michelle obama. she stopped by the other day to visit aaron and his family to wish them well. aaron and his family were in boston to a rout on and cheer on his mother who is getting very close to the finish line. aaron was moving in that direction when the last one off. he received superficial cuts to his body but the shrapnel went into his leg. that is why they had to rush in
. >> looks very nice. >> still photos a few minutes ago, now video of 11-year-old aaron hern's visit to the site where he was wounded plus fbi revealing what the next target was going to be. >> tonight two things now being suggestsed to make it more secure. >> occasion that's brought america's living presidents all five of them together to honor george w. bush. >> we have new video this is 11-year-old aaron hern. he visited boylston street today. one police officer took a pin off his lappel and gave to it aaron. >> it's hard to do the things i used to. >> and less gratitude since the people of boston, boston pd. >> aaron is out of the hospital but will remain in boston for now, still undergoing treatment. aaron was hit by shrapnel and injured as he waited for his mom to cross the fin yish line. >> so nice to see him out. and startling new details on what the two suspects had in mind as a follow up. officials say tammerlan and jahar tsarnaev planned to set off bombs in times square. this plot hatched spontaneous lay cording to the police commissioner while driving around in an suv hij
to help the young bombing victim. >> reporter: we are talking about 12-year-old aaron hern. he is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital under sedation and his mother posted on facebook last night that he is doing all right relatively speaking. she says the 12-year-old mass opened his eyes a couple of times and has communicated with nods and that he is okay and comfortable but getting frustrated with his lack of ability to communicate so they are trying to keep him calm and rested. he is due for another surgery today. aaron had gone to boston with his family to cheer on his mom catherine as she ran the marathon and he has shrapnel wounds to his legs, one severe requiring more surgery possibly eventually skin grafts. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. rocks on maine a restaurant here in martinez hosted a special dinner with all proceeds going to the hens and they say they will do this every tuesday until the family comes home with all proceeds going to the herns. >> everything is volunteer and donated. >> reporter: organizeers asked $5 a
in the hospital. the mother of the 11-year-old aaron hern says he has opened his eyes and communicating with head nods. he was in boston to watch his mom cross the finish line when the bomb exploded. his leg was hit by shrapnel and support for aaron hern is growing with mountain mike's pizza in martinez will donate 30 percent of the sales through sunday to help the family. if you would like to show your support for aaron hern you can by sharing this "get well soon badge" on facebook getting the back by going to facebook.com/abc 7 news and stay with abc7 news for the latest developments on the bombings. our news reporter and anchor will join us live from boston with a slide show with the most touching images and moments of courage on the web site abc7news.com. >> happening now san francisco authorities are on the look out for one escapee from a juvenile facility. officials say there was a break out at 10:00 at the youth guidance center. officers searched throughout the night. they have not released any information on the escape or the inmate now loose. >> all lanes are clear now on highway 101 thr
in the boston bombings, the 11-year-old aaron hern has had a number of surgeries because of shrapnel. the a's are in boston for a series with the red sox. kira klapper has more. >> the visit comes after first lady michelle obama visited aaron hern on thursday and this morning, the players met with the 11-year-old and his family at boston's children hospital. the martinez boy was injured by shrapnel as his mother crossed the boston marathon finish line a week ago today. a family says aaron hern is respond well to treatment but the family does not know when he will come home. also, doctors at boston medical center gave a brief saying that everyone injured in the blast who made it out alive seems likely to survive but that rehabilitation from here on out will be a marathon. >> it will take months for people to recover. for those who are in rehabilitation the importance is to integrate mental health services, behavioral health services, into the process. in the interest of promoting optimal healing. >> here is the latest, 180 people were hurt and at least 14 of them lost all or part of a limb.
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